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Vocab Test 7

Test 3 Second semester Nawrocki

TermDefinition
Gossamer Adj.- Characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
Encumber Verb- To weigh someone or something down with a physical or psychological burden
Abide Verb- To be able to live with, stand, or put up with
Superficial Adj.- Concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually
Ardor Noun- An intense kind of warmth and fervor most often associated with love; passion
Satiate Verb- To fill to satisfaction
Inure Verb- To get used to something difficult or unpleasant
Countenance 1. Noun- The appearance conveyed by a person's face 2. Verb- Consent to give permission
Indefatigable Adj.- Incapable of being tired out: not yielding to fatigue
Providence Noun- The foreseeing care and guidance of God
Chimerical Adj.- Wildly fanciful, highly unrealistic
Galvanize Verb- To stimulate to action
Frame Narrative The result of inserting one or more small stories within the body of a much larger story
Rime An opaque coating of tiny ice particles caused by the rapid freeing of super-cooled water droplets on impact with an object
Denotation The literal meaning of a word
Connotation The implied subtext of words
Syntax The basic rule for the way that words and phrases should be arranged in a sentence in order for it to make sense
Lyrical Ballad A type of poetry characterized by imaginative and beautiful stories narrated in stanzas
Trope A common or overused theme, device, or saying
Allusion A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing, or idea
Galvanism Electricity produced by chemical action
Epistolary Form A novel told through the medium of letters
Verisimilitude The appearance of truth and actuality that suggests that works of fiction actually happened
Dependent clause A fragment alone, an unfinished thought, an incomplete sentence
Independent clause A group of words containing a subject and a verb and completes a thought
Simple sentence One independent clause
Compound sentence Two independent clauses
Complex sentence One independent and one dependent clause
Compound- Complex Sentence One dependent and two or more independent clauses
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